Rashid Kaboudvandi

AKA: Rashid Kaboudvand

Rashid Kaboudvandi
رشید کبودوندی
Unknown
Male
Unknown
No
Alive
29 Jan 2024
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  • Commander of the Imam Hossein Guards Corps of Karaj , Alborz Province (15 May 2022 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in the murder of Mohammad Reza Qorbani and persecution of his family (20 Oct 2022 - 6 Dec 2022) read more
      Institution
      IRGC
      Location
      (Alborz Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to life
      Description
      On the 20th of October 2022, Mr. Mohammad Reza Ghorbani, a graduate student in electrical engineering, was arrested by the security forces and subsequently transferred to the IRGC detention center in Karaj, which is under the command of Rashid Kabudondi. On the 22th of November, the Karaj Corps authorities notified Mr. Ghorbani's family of his death. The family's attempts to retrieve his body were hindered for a period of 15 days, during which his mother was also unjustly confined within the IRGC detention center for a duration of three days. Finally, on the 6th of December, Mr. Mohammad Reza Ghorbani was laid to rest in his hometown, situated near the city of Foman in the northern region of Iran. Neither the circumstances surrounding Mohammad Reza Ghorbani's confinement nor the factors contributing to his untimely demise have been subject to thorough investigation. However, all available evidence strongly suggests that his passing was a direct consequence of severe physical abuse and torture.

      The 2022-23 protests began following the death of Mahsa (Gina) Amini on September 13, 2022, in the detention of the morality police of the Islamic Republic. These protests quickly spread across the country and are remembered as the largest revolutionary uprising against the government since the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

       

      The Iranian government responded to these protests with deadly violence. According to human rights organizations, the security forces of the Islamic Republic have killed at least 551 people, with a minimum of 68 of them being children.

       
      Sources
      Voice of America's Report Hyrcani Human Rights Media's report Tavana's report
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in the Torture and Rape against Armita Abbasi (12 Oct 2022 - present) read more
      Institution
      IRGC
      Location
      (Alborz Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of association, Right to freedom of expression, Rights of detained persons, Women's rights
      Description

      The forces under Rashid Kaboudvandi’s command in Karaj IRGC intelligence organization, arrested 21-year-old Armita Abbasi on October 12, 2022, transferred her to the Azimieh detention centre, and subjected her to various tortures including rape.

      Armita Abbasi is currently in jail in Kachoui (Pardis) Prison and her trial is due to take place on January 28, 2023. The Alborz province judiciary has announced that she is accused of sharing calls for demonstration on social media and intending to blow up Basij and police stations with Molotov cocktails. The judicial authorities have so far denied her the right to have a lawyer of her choice.

      Although the authorities of the Islamic Republic have denied the allegations of sexual assault, Justice for Iran has sufficient evidence and documents to file a case of rape against the above-mentioned individual and the forces under his command.

      The 2022-23 protests began following the death of Mahsa (Gina) Amini on September 13, 2022, in the detention of the morality police of the Islamic Republic. These protests quickly spread across the country and are remembered as the largest revolutionary uprising against the government since the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

      The Iranian government responded to these protests with deadly violence. According to human rights organizations, the security forces of the Islamic Republic have killed at least 551 people, with a minimum of 68 of them being children.

      Sources
These violations may only be part of the human rights violations that this person has been involved in. The investigation into this person's human rights record is ongoing.